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Publicity Assistant, Penguin Young Readers

Do you find yourself telling all your friends about your latest read? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?  Are you detail-oriented? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be the perfect fit for the Penguin Young Readers Publicity team.  

Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, is seeking a Publicity Assistant. We’re looking for an innovative self-starter with excellent writing skills who is passionate about literature (especially children’s and YA books). This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the fundamentals of book PR and event planning. 

Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States and home to award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling authors and illustrators such as Amanda Gorman, Max Brallier, Eric Carle, John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Malinda Lo, Brad Meltzer, Ransom Riggs, Ruta Sepetys, Sabaa Tahir and Jacqueline Woodson. 


Specific responsibilities include: 

  1. Assisting SVP of Publicity 
  1. Providing general administrative support, including coordinating book mailings, processing invoices, maintaining calendars, and filing expense reports, etc. 
  1. Submitting all books for review to trade outlets. 
  1. Drafting event confirmations and tour schedules for select events and author tours. 
  1. Booking transportation for authors 
  1. Responding to general requests from media, authors, and booksellers. 
  1. Drafting press materials for select titles and seasonal round-ups. 
  1. Communicating between the Marketing, Editorial, Production, and Design departments. 
  1. Maintaining and updating press contact database 
  1. Updating digital database with confirmed media and events for authors 
  1. Performing online research to acquire publicity contacts. 
  1. Attending and assisting with book events in the NYC area. 



  • Strong interest in publicity and publishing 
  • Excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment 
  • Strong follow-up skills 
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


*This hybrid role is based in New York City and will require someone in commutable distance to the PRH offices to assist with author and book events, book mailings, and other essential in-person duties as necessary.


The salary for this position is $48,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 267106

Date:  Feb 8, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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